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The early modern corpse and Shakespeare's theatre

Author: Susan Zimmerman
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Within a theoretical framework that makes use of history, psychoanalysis and anthropology, The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre explores the relationship of the public theatre to the question of what constituted the 'dead' in early modern English culture."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zimmerman, Susan, 1939-
Early modern corpse and Shakespeare's theatre.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2007310189
(OCoLC)56964893
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780748679669 0748679669 9780748652198 0748652191
OCLC Number: 607572884
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 214 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Dead bodies --
Body imaging and religious reform : the corpse as idol --
Animating matter : the corpse as idol in The second maiden's tragedy and The Duke of Milan --
Invading the grave : shadow lives in The revenger's tragedy and The Duchess of Malfi --
Killing the dead : Duncan's corpse and Hamlet's ghost --
Epilogue : last words.
Responsibility: Susan Zimmerman.

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The first study to demonstrate connections between the meanings attached to the material body in early modern Protestantism, the practice of anatomical dissection, and the English public theatre.  Read more...

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Zimmerman performs a tour de force of interpretation in this important book. ! Advanced scholars will find it an indispensable contribution to the growing scholarship interrogating the significance Read more...

 
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